Lesly (BHS ’11), a graduate of UMass Amherst, is attending New England School of Law and is the first Steps to Success student to attend law school. We asked her to tell us what she’s been up to.

“My family and I are from the Dominican Republic and we moved to this country at the end of 2003. In 2009 we moved to Brookline, which is one of the biggest blessings in our life because of all the support and things we have been able to accomplish here. During my high school experience at Brookline High School, my greatest cheerleaders and supporters were the staff of Steps to Success. I was welcomed into the Steps family, made friends for life, obtained advice about my classes and most importantly received help in choosing colleges and paying for applications. In Steps to Success I was able to work on my leadership skills by being a member of the Steps to Success Leadership Team. Thanks to their guidance I was able to afford to travel to France in the French Exchange program, I was able to have summer employment that taught me about punctuality, hard work, dedication and professionalism and I was allowed to become a Foundation to be Named Later scholar.

This summer I was fortunate enough to have been a Lindsay Fellow at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse. I was assigned to District Judge Denise Casper’s chamber, interned at the Federal Public Defender Office and participated in a moot court. This experience has corroborated my passion for the law and my interest in having a career in the legal field. My future plan is to work hard in the next three years of law school, obtain experience in the field and become an Immigration attorney.”

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